Healthy Families America

Home visitation for families 0-5 primarily to prevent abuse and neglect

Evidence Based

Healthy Families America promotes child well-being and prevents the abuse and neglect of our nation’s children by delivering home visiting services that empower families and communities.

This map only shows programs funded by South Carolina First Steps. For more information about services available in your area, contact your local First Steps partnership.

Who it Serves

The program helps parents develop and achieve goals related to what is most important to them, whether it’s school, work, housing, childcare, health, relationships, or other life skills.

Prenatal

Pregnant moms and expectant families

Ages 0-3

Families with babies and toddlers

How It Works

Families who enroll in HFA receive the support they need based on their specific circumstances. Most families are offered services for a minimum of 3 years, and are visited weekly at the start.

Home Visiting

In-home coaching with trained parent educators

2 Generation Approach

Education and support for the whole family

Target Outcomes

The program is designed to promote positive parenting, enhance child health and development, and prevent child abuse and neglect.

Community Impact

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children served

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families served

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More Programs in Parenting

Parenting

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

One book per month mailed to the home

Parenting

Early Steps to School Success

Home visitation for families pre-birth until 36 months

Parenting

Family Literacy

Adult education for parents of children 0-5 to pursue HS diploma, GED or English language skills

Parenting

HIPPY

HIPPY partners with parents to prepare their children for success in school.

Parenting

Incredible Years

12-week group support for parents for their child’s social and emotional development and behavior

Parenting

Library Based Programs

Library staff visit child care and preschool classrooms providing books, storytelling, and staff training.

Parenting

Motherread/Fatherread

Group support for parents with low literacy levels in reading to their children

Parenting

Nurse-Family Partnership

Home visitation for first time mothers, from pregnancy until the child turns two.

Parenting

Nurturing Parenting

Group support with optional models of home visitation and fatherhood

Parenting

ParentChild+

Home visitation for families with 2- and 3-year olds to promote early literacy skills

Parenting

Positive Parenting Program (Triple P)

One of the world's most-trusted parenting programs, Triple P is used in 30 countries around the world.

Parenting

Raising a Reader

Raising a Reader operates in 3,000 locations across the nation.

Parenting

Reach Out and Read

Books and information on reading books to children provided during well-child visits

Parenting

Strengthening Families

14-session group support program to promote strong and resilient families.

Parenting

Talk to Me

Talk to Me uses LENA technology to assess a child's language environment and measure success.

Parenting

Parents as Teachers

Home visitation and group support for families, pre-birth-school entry